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Important Note:Any informatormation provided below relating to product selection of any installation instructions supplied or communicated are not guaranteed to be all inclusive and are to be used as guidelines only with the installer assuming full responsibility and liability for the installation.

General Information

  • Alway uses the original factory mounting locations where possible.



    Retractable Lap Belt Information

  • In order to mount upright between approximately 3" of clearance is required.



    Retractable Lap With Shoulder Harness Information

    Convertible Lap With Shoulder Harness Installation
  • In most cases, will not require a door post bracket(DPE) since the seat belt retractor will be mounting directly on to an interior trim panel at a locations behind the shoulder and below the window. The retractor housing requires clearance of approximately 4" x 4" x 3" and must be installed in a position so that the webbing from the retractor is not twisting and has a clear path to all mounting points.
  • If the vehicle does not have a factor installed required threaded mounting reinforcement locations see "How to create mounting points below.



    Hardtop Or Coupe Retractable Lap And Shoulder Harness Information
  • in most cases, have a reinforced solid door posts from the floor to the roof line where the shoulder harness door post bracket (DPE) will mount. The retractor housing requires clearance of approximately 4" x 4" x 3" and must be installed in a position so that the webbing from the retractor is not twisting and has a clear path to the selected mounting points which will be either directly to the interior panel or to an L-bracket in an upright position at a location below where the door post extension will be attached to the roof line.
  • The selection of a 2 1/2" or a 8 1/2" door post extension in a matter of preference.The 8 1/2" door post extension will lower the webbing path where it comes across the neck.
  • If the vehicle does not have a factor installed required threaded mounting reinforcement located at the roof line "How to create a shoulder harness attachement point below.

    Selecting A Door Post Extenson
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    How To Determine The Extended Webbing Length
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  • 125"long is the most common fully extended length when the seat belt has a 2 1/2" door post extension and the harness mounting bracket will be located below the window.
  • 140"long is the most common fully extended length when the seat belt being installed has a 2 1/2" or 8 1/2" door post extension and the harness mounting bracket is located on the roof or above the window on a door post.

    ..........Available Fully Extended Lengths.Lengths listed are approximate.
  • 85" Long: 5" of webbing remains outside of the retractor when fully retracted.
  • 110" Long: 30" of webbing remains outside of the retractor when fully retracted.
  • 125" Long: 45" of webbing remains outside of the retractor when fully retracted.
  • 140" Long: 60" of webbing remains outside of retractor when fully retracted.



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    All information detailed within this document is based on information believed to be accurate but accuracy is not guaranteed. All pictures, diagrams and item descriptions are protected property of The Andover Companies,Inc and are not to be duplicated in any manner without written permission.


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